Come join us for classic courses at Cat Mountain on January 22.  Course setter Mark Everett has set for your enjoyment White, Yellow, Orange, Green, Red, and Tucson Motala courses on a completely New Cat Mountain map!

Dave and Kate Follette will direct this event.  They will need help carrying the essentials from the parking area up to the pass and then back to the cars at the conclusion of the event.  Please offer to take something additional with you on your hike to the start and then back to your car.

Friend-For-Free: Members may invite one guest for free to this event.  For details and restrictions, click here.

Motala: The Tucson Motala is a three-stage course that will test and develop both your navigation and endurance skills.  The stages may be run in any order desired and consist of a ~3-4k on/off trail loop (or “Yellow” loop), a more navigationally challenging ~4-5k off trail loop (Orange) and a more difficult ~5-6k off trail loop (Red).  We recommend that you start the first stage no later than 9:15 a.m. The latest time to start the last stage is 11:30 a.m. (Red loop), 11:45 a.m. (Orange), or 12:00 p.m. (Yellow).  Motala fees for members of the Tucson or other recognized orienteering club are $10/person + $5/each additional team member for each event.  Nonmember fees are $15/individual + $10/each additional team member for each event.

Fees: Classic courses:  $5/individual, $8/team for members of any recognized orienteering club.  $10/individual, $15/team for nonmembers.  For motala fees, see the special section above.  Compasses rent for $1.  Safety whistles sell for $1.  Every person, all courses, all meets is required to carry some type of safety whistle.

Schedule:
8:30 a.m. Beginners' clinic starts.
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Registration.
9:00 a.m.  Courses open.
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Route choice reviews.
1:00 p.m.  Courses close.  Everyone must be back by then.  Begin control retrieval (orienteering practice).

Check-In: To insure that all are safe, everyone, whether finished with the course or not, must check in formally at Start/Finish before courses close and before leaving the meet site.

Newcomers: Go directly to Registration.  Ask for instructions and introductory information.  To attend the free beginners’ clinic run by Peg Davis, arrive between 8:15 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

Route Choice Reviews: Orienteers love to talk about alternate routes and their advantages and disadvantages.  If you would like to discuss your choices after you do the course, there will be advanced orienteers near the Start/Finish area who would enjoy going over your route with you.

Directions:  From Tucson, take Ajo Way (AZ 86) west to Kinney Road (4 miles west of Mission Road).  Turn right at Kinney and go northwest 0.9 miles to Sarasota Blvd.  Turn right at Sarasota and go northeast 0.4 miles to a dirt road branching to the right.  Turn right on the dirt road and continue east 0.5 miles to unmarked parking area.  To reach the registration area, walk through the metal gate in the wire fence and follow the foot/bike trail east 0.5 miles up to the pass.